Gallbladder Treatment: Factors That Affect Gallstones And Your Gallbladder Health
The gallbladder is a small, pear shaped organ found just below the liver. It stores the bile manufactured by the liver and secretes it into the intestines to aid in digestion and the breakdown of fats in our food. The gallbladder can expand to roughly 8 x 4 cm and hold 50ml of bile and liver waste products when full. Bile contains bile salts, bilirubin, cholesterol and other elements and various components may thicken and become too concentrated depending on the foods we eat. Gallstones, composed of cholesterol or other debris may form hardened stones ranging in size from a small grain of sand to big as a golf ball. Often, people experience no problems from gallstones but they do become painful when they travel out of the gallbladder, into the common bile duct. This condition may cause gallbladder inflammation and pressure from a blockage may lead to rupture which is a serious, life-threatening condition. When gallbladder inflammation and gallstones become a painful problem, and threaten to cause rupture, the standard gallbladder treatment used is to surgically remove the gallbladder. There are also non-surgical approaches to deal with gallbladder pain. There are dietary steps that we can take to help ensure digestive health and ideal balance of gallbladder bile to avoid these painful problems.
Cholecystitis or gallbladder inflammation is one of the most common digestive diseases. Over 20 million Americans are treated for gallstones complications each year. Many people who are affected by gallstones can demonstrate one or more risk factors for gallstones known as the 3 F’s. The 3 F’s include being female, having a high percentage of body fat or high BMI, as well as being aged forty or over.
Women More Prone To Gallbladder Attacks
Nearly 70 percent of all gallstone diagnoses occur in women each year. Because women naturally have higher levels of estrogen and many also take birth control pills, the increased estrogen can contribute to gallstone formation.
A person’s body mass index (BMI), measures height-to-weight ratio and it can play a large role in the risk for gallstone development. Many gallstones consist of cholesterol deposits in the bile and people who have high BMIs will typically have increased bile cholesterol levels. Significant weight gain and rapid weight loss will also trigger over-production of cholesterol by the liver. Under doctor supervision, medication can be prescribed for intentional, rapid weight loss to help offset this problem.
Individuals Over The Age Of 40
Both men and women who are over the age of 40 have a higher risk of gallstone formation. As we age, the efficiency of our digestive organs is reduced so that increased cholesterol and estrogen levels, as well as pregnancy or premenopause may all trigger gallstone formation due to less-efficient gallbladder and liver. Many people do not change dietary habits as these physiological changes take place and high levels of fat in the diet which were not previously a problem can become so.
Natural Gallbladder Treatment
Natural gallbladder treatments are increasingly becoming a preferred alternative approach to dealing with gallstones, mainly because they are non-intrusive and nonsurgical proceedures. One of such is the Pulverexx Protocol, a program that dissolves gallstones no matter what size and no matter where they are located.